Srinagar-Jammu highway closed


The Srinagar-Jammu Highway, only road link between Kashmir and the rest of the parts of India, was closed for traffic in view of the pro-freedom leader’s call for a march to Tral.

The highway was closed and no movement of any sort of traffic on either side was allowed, officials said, adding that the  decision to close the nearly 300-km highway the only all-weather road connecting the Valley with the rest of the world was taken in view of the prevailing situation as the roadway passes through South Kashmir.

Mughal Road, also in south Kashmir, which passes through Shopian and is an alternate fair-weather roadway connecting Jammu with the Valley, was also closed for traffic from Bafliaz towards Srinagar, the official said.

He said Srinagar-bound vehicles on Kargil-Sonamarg road were also being restricted due to the prevailing circumstances. Also train services remained suspended for the third consecutive day.

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